Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
I thought I would continue the theme I seem to be going with on Willie's of homelessness. If it goes too far, that hunger . . .
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Detroit is really suffering because of the downfall of the auto industry and many many people here have lost their homes. Meanwhile, all the homes stand empty and get burned down or ruined by urban mining for copper etc.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Sam and Keith are talking to Dale, a homeless man in Detroit, about where he sleeps in the winter (an empty deserted factory) and how he eats and stays warm. This is a companion piece to the one I posted yesterday. It's on the facing page.
I know it's been a little less then 2 weeks since Heidi got the 3 books from Ashe, and so it's really too early for me to get one (though she is a super productive person and always doping lots of cool stuff) but looking through the group blog this morning, I really really want one!
It's not as if there aren't enough books in my life at the moment (finishing the one I've worked on since November in the next couple of weeks would be great) but with the weather being so hot and me being so anxious lately, it would be so awesome to have one of the group books now to keep my mind off things.
Everyone's pieces from the past few days are so beautiful! I'm jealous!
The photo, by the way, shows my inability to concentrate lately, as you can see - I was working on 3 different pieces at once...
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Pen and ink and water color.
Monday, July 19, 2010
YAY! I got a Moley! Woohoo!
I have Willie's Moley now! It just came! It blew me away--everyone's work is SO FINE!!!!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Here;s the kicker--I drew it, painted it and scanned it and then noticed that I drew NO ARM!!!! I made a hand without an arm. DUH!!
Sorry Willie. Since I made it for you, I think I will send it anyway. You can use it for a dartboard or toilet paper or something.
I was holding something in my hand and looking at my hand and forgot all about my arm. And I have the thumb on the wrong side because I had turned my right hand around to face myself to sketch it. Galloping Alzheimer's, I guess. :-(
Water color and black permanent marker. Click image to view larger.
I fixed it up a little on photoshop and Artrage and printed a new copy for Willie--he will get both the new one and the old one. The bigs ones, however, will go directly to him, since I can't put them in the pocket for the remainder of the people to see--UNLESS y'all tell me you want me to mail them all together in a larger envelope--then you'll have to mail them all on. Other wise, when I mail the mole on to Mike, I'll mail the big pix and poems directly to Willie.
This is "self-portrait" of myself as a homeless person, but when I was homeless, we weren't called homeless, we were called street people" and we had no signs except if we were hitch hiking somewhere.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Hey Baby, It's the 4th of July ~ 7/4/10
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
This is a watercolor sketch I made while eating at Crosswinds in
Whitehall, Michigan on our vacation. I am making a small print of it
for Willie's pocket.
It is too big to fit all the way on the scanner.
I am home from my trip to the "Porkies" (Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Area) where we were camping and incommunicado --I'm back a week early because of some very distressing health issues.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
A pile of sketchbooks has landed on my doorstep! The Moleskines of Ballookey, Mike & Mary arrived safely in New Hampshire. I just wasted a perfectly good hour ogling them, yes indeedy.
Also enclosed was a sweet little blank sketch-journal, with gold & silver metallic cover art of the Toronto skyline drawn by Ash. Thanks, Ash! It's a lovely way to mark a "fresh start" for all of us :-)
And start I must, as I have my work cut out for me now, HA! The first thing I should do is figure out whose book to do first, so I don't mess up the shipping order. I admit I'm easily confused. I think Ballookey's book is first, then Mike's, then Mary's... did I get that right?